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Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive

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This collection is a digital archive of two-pole banners raised in support by fans for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. Find out more at twopoleinitiative.com

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Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by unknown
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eye 968
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Elwood and Jake Blues (Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi) from the SNL sketch and subsequent film The Blues Brothers . A line from the film proclaims that the pair are "On A Mission From God" and the words "The Chicago Fire SC" are framed below. 
Topics: pop culture, cinema, Blues Brothers, single, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by serenosaur
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eye 403
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This banner features a shark wearing a firefighter's hat, a tornado, and the John Hancock building. This banner was debuted on the same night as the premiere of Sharknado 2 on the SYFY channel.
Topics: single, pop culture, architecture, freehand, television
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Josue Gomez
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eye 388
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Writer Jeff Crandall singing in front of a waving Chicago flag over the text "Tonight!!" The words are in reference to the song "We Are Young" by Fun ft. Janelle Monae. This song rose to prominence as a Chicago Fire supporters' chant in early 2012. The banner commemorates a late-night rendition of this song in the Métro following the Chicago Fire's first match in Montreal on March 17th, 2012. However, the image of Crandall used as the basis for this banner was actually...
Topics: single, stencil, Jeff Crandall, pop culture, music, We Are Young
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 272
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A banner honoring former player and Arlington Heights, IL native Brian McBride (#20, 2008-2010). His image is in black and white over the words "McBride - A Real American Hero" in reference to both the popular G.I. Joe slogan and McBride's service on the US Men's National Team (1993-2008)
Topics: stencil, single, pop culture, GI Joe, player, Brian McBride
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by pezkoreaddict
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eye 222
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This banner features a stylized crest featuring Scorpion from the Mortal Combat Series. Over his image are the words "Chicago Fire" and underneath is the name of Scorpion's fatality move, "Toasty!"
Topics: pop culture, video games, mortal combat, single
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 216
favorite 0
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An image of the Swedish Chef, a character from The Muppets Show. He is wearing an apron that reads "FIRE" and is placed above the words "#8: Our Swedish Chef" in reference to player and Swedish national Freddie Ljungberg (#8, 2010).
Topics: single, stencil, pop culture, television, The Muppets, player, Freddie Ljungberg
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 194
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A cow winking and kicking over a lantern over the text "Late Last Night..." This references the legend of Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicking a lantern over to start the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the popular song and supporters' chant "Hot Time in Old Town Tonight."
Topics: single, stencil, pop culture, music
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 184
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The words "Chicago Fire" added to the logo for Bullet Club , a professional wrestling group that primarily appears in Japan. The logo is painted in red on a white field and combines a skull, military chevrons, crossed machine guns and bullets.
Topics: stencil, single, pop culture, professional wrestling
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 171
favorite 0
comment 0
The words "Fire Till I Die" in red and black on a white field over the Chicago Fire logo.
Topic: single
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by unknown
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eye 167
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The character Fire Man from the Capcom's popular video game series Mega Man. 
Topics: pop culture, video games, mega man, single, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Ben
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eye 159
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A sketch of Heisenberg (AKA Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston) from the TV show "Breaking Bad." The sketch is superimposed over a portion of the Chicago Flag and framed by the character's catchphrase "stay out of my territory."
Topics: pop culture, television, Breaking Bad, single
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Brian Q
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eye 158
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The character Fry from the television show Futurama wearing the Chicago Fire logo on his shirt and raising his arms (and beer) in celebration.
Topics: single, stencil, pop culture, television, Futurama
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 141
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This banner depicts two hands forming a heart around the Chicago Fire logo and the REO Speedwagon lyrics "I'm going to keep on loving you" .
Topics: single, Chicago Fire, pop culture, music, REO Speedwagon
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 134
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An image of Mr. T under the words "I Pity the Fool Who Don't Love FIRE" in reference to the character's popular catchphrase. This banner is notable for the use of marker instead of paint on the fabric.
Topics: single, freehand, stencil, pop culture, Mr T
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by unknown
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eye 129
favorite 0
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The Chicago Fire logo on top of the text "Keep Calm and Fire On." This slogan was used by the British Government in motivational posters just before World War II. The design was rediscovered and commercialized starting around 2000 but didn't go viral until around 2008
Topics: single, stencil, pop culture, meme
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 120
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A smiling skull wearing a newsboy cap and a scarf with a red six-pointed star. The skull is surrounded by a green laurel wreath signifying victory.
Topics: single, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by unknown
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eye 120
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The CH of the Montreal Canadiens logo forms part of the word Chicagospelled out vertically. The "CH" in the logo refers to the third word in the team's former name "Club de Hockey Canadien" and not "Habitants," a popular misconception. 
Topics: single, pop culture, NHL, Canada
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Brian Q
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eye 116
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An image of the character Zoidberg from the television show Futurama. He is framed with the text "Need another DP? Why not Zoidberg?" This references both the popular Why Not Zoidberg internet meme and the Chicago Fire's difficulty in finding and retaining top DP (designated player) talent.
Topics: single, stencil, pop culture, television, Futurama, internet meme
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by serenosaur
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eye 115
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A black silhouette of David Accam (#11, 2015- ) running on the arms of a black star. The text "Accam" is in white over the black star. This banner directly references the Broadway Playbill cover for the musical Hamilton. The banner also references to David Accam's service for the Ghanian National Team, popularly known as the Black Stars.
Topics: single, stencil, pop culture, Musical, Hamilton, player, David Accam
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Brian C.
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eye 113
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The words "You're Going Home in a Cook County Ambulance" around an image of an ambulance. This references the popular chant that is sung when a player on the visiting team is injured and play stops.
Topics: single, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by petro62
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eye 111
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The round cf97 seal painted in red and blue on a black field. The seal features a red six-pointed star, a laurel wreath, and the Chicago "Y" municipal device. This design is on the reverse side of the Tradition Honor Passion banner.
Topics: single, stencil, double-sided
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
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The words "100% Chicago Victor." The stylized "V" references the popular Chicago business Vienna Beef logo, and "Victor" references the first homegrown signing for the Chicago Fire, Victor Pineda (#27, 2010-2014). 
Topics: single, stencil, player, Victor Pineda
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by petro62
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eye 101
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"#savecf97" is in red between two blue stripes, mimicking the Chicago municipal flag.
Topics: single, stencil, protest
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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A banner from the joint Section 8 and Timbers Army invasion of Seattle in 2009.
Topics: single, supporters group, Section 8, Timbers Army, alliance
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 92
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Four red images of flames and two horizontal blue stripes on a white field, mimicking the Chicago municipal flag.
Topics: single, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 88
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A red eight on a white circle in a black field, surrounded by a red laurel crown. Red and white vertical stripes stand on the left and right sides of the banner. Above the 8 is the Greek word for "section", and below the 8 is the word "Fire" in English.
Topics: single, stencil, supporters group, section 8
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Travis
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eye 84
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The words "Ultras Red Side" and "Reign in Fire" in red and white on a black field.
Topics: single, stencil, supporters group, URS, Ultras Red Side
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by serenosaur
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eye 82
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The Chicago Fire crest in alternate colors on a red field. 
Topics: single, freehand
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by David Gubala
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A white and red shield on a black field. The shield is divided into quadrants and the year 1997 is written in black. Above the shield is the the word "Ultras" in white on a red stripe. 
Topic: stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by unknown
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eye 75
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comment 0
Directed at America's neighbors to the north, this banner depicts the continental USA wearing a ballcap over the text "Canada, America's Hat." Rumor has it that this two-pole was confiscated upon entry to Toronto.
Topics: single, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by unknown
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eye 74
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Springfield Elementary's local bully Nelson Muntz taunts opposing teams with his catchphrase, "ha ha!"
Topics: single, pop culture, television, the simpsons, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 69
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The year 2015 and "¯\_(ツ)_/¯" painted in white on a black field. The "¯\_(ツ)_/¯" is also known as the shruggie, the smugshrug, and the "lol idk face". As Kyle Chayka wrote for The Awl , "¯\_(ツ)_/¯" is often used to represent "bemused resignation" and is “a Zen-like tool to accept the chaos of universe.” Fittingly, this banner debuted at the final game of the disastrous 2015 season for the Chicago Fire.
Topics: single, stencil, internet meme, emoji
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 68
favorite 0
comment 0
The words "I Fuel The Hate" in red on a white and blue striped background. Four six-pointed stars line the bottom of the banner. The words are in reference to "We Fuel The Fire," a phrase used by Chicago Fire team sponsor Quaker Oats who entered in a partnership with the team in 2012.
Topics: single, Quaker Oats
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Brian C.
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eye 67
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The Chicago Fire logo on top of crossed bones referencing the Jolly Roger. All white on a black background.
Topics: single, protest
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by petro62
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eye 65
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The words "Tradition Honor Passion" in red and white above the Chicago Fire logo. This design is on the reverse side of the CF97 Seal banner.
Topics: single, stencil, double-sided
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Don
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eye 64
favorite 0
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A banner with "In Hauptman I Trust" painted in blue on white fabric.
Topic: single
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by pezkoreaddict
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The character Stewie from the show Family Guy is shown wearing a Fire jersey. He is standing between the text "Victory Shall Be Ours!" a modified version of the character's usual catchphrase "Victory Shall Be Mine!"
Topics: single, pop culture, television, Family Guy, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
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eye 60
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A red skull behind a black cross, with the words "Ultras Chicago" in white.
Topics: single, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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Four two-poles each containing two horizontal blue stripes and one red six-pointed star. Taken together they create the full Chicago municipal flag.
Topics: group, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Braulio A. Díaz
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This banner depicts Detective Smecker (William Defoe) from the movie The Boondock Saints behind the text "There Was a Firefight!"
Topics: pop culture, Boondock Saints, single, cinema
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by unknown
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eye 58
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An image of The Simpson's character Ralph Wiggum wearing a Fire jersey and picking his nose. He is framed by the words " We Bent Your Wookee. "
Topics: pop culture, the simpsons, stencil, single
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
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A megapole with the words "Stand with ACB" in blue on a white field. This references the sanctions levied on the Angel City Brigade (a supporters group for the LA Galaxy) by the LA Galaxy front office  in January of 2015. In response, the Angel City Brigade issued a statement condemning the sanctions, as did the Independent Supporters Council.  Multiple supporters groups across the US and Canada created banners in support of ACB and discussions between the team and group progressed...
Topics: single, Angel City Brigade, megapole, protest
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by unknown
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A raised fist over the characters "S8C" for Section 8 Chicago.
Topics: stencil, single, Section 8
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Brian Q
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eye 54
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The character Bender from the television series Futurama wearing a red and white Chicago Fire scarf. He is also smoking a cigar, holding a beer, and pointing at his shiny metal rear.
Topics: single, stencil, pop culture, television, Futurama
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by unknown
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This banner features the popular saying and twitter hashtag #holyshipp in reference to MLS player Harry Shipp (#19), who joined Chicago Fire in 2014. This banner is notable for being one of the few #cf97 banners created in a landscape layout.
Topics: single, player, harry shipp, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 46
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A highly stylized and colorful banner with the words "In Frank We Trust." An image of former player and former head coach Frank Klopas is framed in the center. The portrait design uses the colors light blue, dark blue, and red and is reminiscent of Shepard Fairey's popular Barack Obama "Hope" design. 
Topics: stencil, single, pop culture, meme
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by pezkoreaddict
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eye 45
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This banner for the Ultras Red Side supporters group features a stylized crest over the skyline of Chicago. 
Topics: architecture, single, urs, ultras red side
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by pezkoreaddict
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eye 41
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A laughing figure running with a flare in his hand. On his shirt is a single 6-pointed Chicago municipal star, and he is wearing a soccer supporters scarf. 
Topics: single, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by unknown
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eye 39
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CF97 over a white cross on a red background. In the center is a stylized soccer ball and the Puma logo.
Topics: single, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by unknown
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eye 37
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A riff on "The North Face" logo. This banner references the North End of Toyota Park which contains the Chicago Fire supporters.
Topics: single, stencil, pop culture
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by pezkoreaddict
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eye 37
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A kid holding a burning flare above his head. Below him are the words "Chicago Fire anno 1997"
Topics: single, stencil
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by Unknown
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eye 34
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Features a blue cross ("+") over the entire banner with "9" and "7" in the upper quadrants.
Topic: single
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by unknown
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An image of former Chicago Fire midfielder #10 Piotr Nowak over the text "Nowak 10." This banner is notable for its size: the PVC poles used to hold the banner are roughly 10 feet instead of the standard 4 feet.
Topics: single, stencil, megapole, Piotr Nowak, Peter Nowak
Chicago Fire Two Pole Banner Archive
by unknown
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eye 30
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An image of former player #41 Frank Klopas over the text "Klopas 41." This banner is notable for its size: the PVC poles used to hold the banner are roughly 10 feet instead of the standard 4 feet.
Topics: single, stencil, megapole, player, Frank Klopas